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The Current

A News, Politics and Public Radio podcast
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CBC Radio's The Current is a meeting place of perspectives with a fresh take on issues that affect Canadians today.

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"I went in for a C-section and they left a sponge inside of me!"; Modern-day slavery on the high seas; Sesame Street turns 50; Australia fires; 20-hour non-stop flights
Medical mishaps in Canada are on the rise; NY Times reporter Ian Urbina on his new book The Outlaw Ocean; An educational icon celebrates a milestone; a pregnant volunteer fights fires on the frontlines in Australia; Qantas is testing the limits of long-haul flights.
Why do we fight?
In his new book, author and former soldier Mike Martin looks at why we go to war, and how our ancestors have shaped our behaviour towards conflict. We ask him if there’ll ever be a time that humans can put an end to bloodshed.
Coastal erosion in P.E.I.
Coastal erosion in P.E.I. is putting homes by the water at risk, but people haven't been discouraged from building there. We talk to a climate change scientist about the “crazy” measures people are taking to firm up the shoreline — using everything from tires filled with cement, to headstones.
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Podcast Details
Started
Jan 1st, 1980
Latest Episode
Nov 15th, 2019
Release Period
Daily
No. of Episodes
2300
Avg. Episode Length
29 minutes
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No

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